Dancing women figurines from the 3rd century, BC; from Siracusa’s Museo Archeologico regionale “Paolo Orsi.”
Summer and the Divine Feminine
The end of August and beginning of September in Sicily is a period that marks many feasts in honor of various feminine saints, celebrations that are linked to ancient rites that expressed gratefulness to the earth for the bounty of the harvest. The ancient Greeks, who started to settle in Sicily in the 8th century…
Beautiful Ancient Public Art
The draping robe around the “body” of this sculpture astounded me when I saw it. Its lines and detail are beautiful! From the Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi” in Siracusa, the outstanding nature of this piece exemplifies the splendor and political significance of Siracusa and its surroundings in the era of the 4th century BC….